Originally Posted by John F
And if we are going to have closed voting, shouldn't there be a ban on discussing how people voted before the poll closes.
Logically there should! But that would certainly take away even more of the fun! The discussions while voting used to be so interesting before the open/closed disussion infected them. Not only did the arguing itself ruin things, it also "throttled" other discussions.
Of course I realize this might be a good thing for me, because my TBR is way too long already, and many books there are non-winneres from the book club that caught my attention thanks to the discussions. That doesn't happen as often now.